Driving Miss Daisy

United States, 1990

Film
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The funny, touching and totally irresistible story of a working relationship that became a twenty-five year friendship. When Daisy Werthan (Jessica Tandy) crashes her car, her son Boolie (Dan Ackroyd) insists that his mother’s driving days are over. He hires a chauffeur for her, Hoke Colburn (Morgan Freeman) to keep her out of trouble. But feisty Daisy resents the intrusion and she almost drives Hoke crazy with her insistence that she doesn’t need his help. Luckily, Hoke is a very patient man and the pair become the best of friends after 25 years of driving together. Winner of 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actress. Screenplay by Alfred Uhry based on his play.

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Credits

director

Bruce Beresford

co-producer

Lili Zanuck

Richard Zanuck

production company

Warner Bros Pictures

Zanuck Company

Duration

01:36:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1990

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304257

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q211373

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